21 Nights with Pattie by Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu,  F 2015 , 115 min, DCP.
French with English subtitles.
Opening Film, out of competition | German-speaking Swiss Premiere
  • Director: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu
  • Screenplay: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu
  • Cinematography: Yannick Ressigeac
  • Editing: Annette Dutertre
  • Cast: Isabelle Carré, Karin Viard, André Dussollier a.o.
  • Producer: Francis Boespflug, Bruno Pesery
  • Production: Aréna Films, Pyramide Productions
  • Distributor: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
  • Contact: Marco Brazerol,
  • Festivals: Festival de San Sebastián (Award for Best Screenplay), Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal
  • Awards: Festival de San Sebastián (Award for Best Screenplay)

21 Nights with Pattie

Parisian Caroline (Isabelle Carré) travels to a little village in the South of France, to organize the funeral of her mother, a capricious lawyer, whom she barely used to see. Caroline is welcomed by Pattie (Karin Viard), who likes to talk about her love affairs with the local men. While the whole valley gets ready for the traditional midsummer dance, the body of Caroline’s mother disappears without a trace. It’s not long after the police comes up with the theory of a rejected admirer being responsible for the crime, that mysterious writer Jean (André Dussolier) appears ...

Arnaud und Jean-Marie Larrieu’s hilarious provocative crime-comedy makes the juices flow precisely where the wheel of life seemingly comes to a halt. Who would have guessed that necrophilia is the stuff that good comedies are made from?

Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu
The brothers Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu were born in Lourdes, France in 1965 and 1966, respectively. In 1999 they directed their first feature FIN D’ÈTÈ. They also made several shorts and documentaries.

21 Nuits avec Pattie
2013  L’Amour est un Crime parfait
2009  Les derniers Jours du Monde
2008  Le Voyage aux Pyrénées
2005  Peindre ou faire l’Amour
2003  Un Homme, un Vrai
2000  La Breche de Roland
1999  Fin d’Été (debut feature)